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Gambas a la Plancha

Updated February 23, 2016

Raja explains that he cooks the gambas (shrimp) on a bed of salt because it preserves their moisture and keeps them juicy. Whatever the reason, his were some of the best.

Serves2 to 3

Cooking Methodgrilling

CostModerate

Easy

Total Timeunder 15 minutes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Cooking for a date, game day

Recipe Coursehot appetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, egg-free, gluten-free, healthy, lactose-free, low calorie, low carb, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentgrill

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturelight, salty, savory

Ingredients

  • Coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 pound large head-on shrimp in the shell

Instructions

  1. Heat a plancha or large cast-iron skillet over a hot grill fire or medium-high heat until hot. Spread a ¼-inch-thick layer of salt on the plancha (or in the skillet). Lay the shrimp on the salt and cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve with plenty of napkins.

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